Helping you succeed in life's financial journey
Commercial property – are the banks blocking your plans for greatness?
With the commercial loans we have seen approved over the years there’s one thing we can say with surety – every proposition is unique. Don't just take the bank's word for it, find out where the options exist!Read more
Dollars and Sense (No. 2) - Setting your financial goals
This step is about discovering what you would like to achieve for yourself and your family now and in the future.Read more
The residential care subsidy - could a trust upset your eligibility?
A long-term stay in a rest home or hospital is a costly but often necessary reality. This article looks at the government subsidies available, and whether placing assets in a trust could work against you. Sit down with a nice cup of tea for this one!Read more
Five money lessons you can teach your kids, and maybe yourself?
Who said financial skills are just for grown-ups? The importance of teaching kids about money goes well beyond money itself. Check out the 5 money lessons you can teach your kids now.Read more
Stepped or Level Insurance Premiums? What works for you?
Life insurance – it’s an important choice, and one of its key components is short and long-term affordability. Learn whether Stepped or Level Premiums might be right for you.Read more
Dollars and Sense (No. 1) - Feel the fear & ask yourself four questions
In this monthly column Mike will answer some of those common questions and give you down to earth, realistic and workable financial advice. So, why is having a plan important?Read more
What to expect before you’re expecting – the 6-step baby plan you can’t be without
We all know babies and children cost money, but with a bit of fore-thought and planning you can mentally (and financially) prepare. Here are the 6-steps you (or your loved ones) need to know.Read more
How to Adult: KiwiSaver tips (for anyone new to it)
Fancy yourself as someone who might retire early? Want to do it better than your parents did perhaps? All of these things are achievable if you make the right moves now - learn how KiwiSaver can help you get there!Read more